Department News: 2020
Our first AAS Legacy Fellows: John Carlstrom, Wendy Freedman, and Michael Turner
February 25, 2020
Our first AAS Legacy Fellows: John Carlstrom, Wendy Freedman, and Michael Turner
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The AAS Fellows program was established in 2019 to confer recognition upon AAS members for achievement and extraordinary service to the field of astronomy and the American Astronomical Society. AAS Fellows are recognized for their contributions toward the AAS mission of enhancing and sharing humanity's scientific understanding of the universe.

Our first AAS Legacy Fellows: John Carlstrom, Wendy Freedman, and Michael Turner.

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Department members: John E. Carlstrom, Wendy L. Freedman, Michael S. Turner

Leslie Rogers receives 2020 Cottrell Scholar Award
February 11, 2020
Assistant Professor Leslie Rogers
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Dear colleagues,

I am most pleased to report that the Research Corporation for Science Advancement has selected Leslie Rogers to receive a 2020 Cottrell Scholar Award. Leslie will receive $100,000 in support of her research on Searching for Water in Distant Worlds: Connecting the Atmospheric and Bulk Compositions of Sub-Neptune-Size Planets.

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Please join me in congratulating Leslie on this well deserved honor.

John Carlstrom,
Department Chair and Subramanyan
Chandrasekhar Distinguished Service Professor

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Department members: Leslie Rogers

2020 LAD Laboratory Astrophysics Prize Goes to James Truran
January 22, 2020
Jim Truran, Professor Emeritus
Dear All,

Please join me in congratulating Jim Truran, Professor Emeritus with the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, on receiving the 2020 Laboratory Astrophysics Prize of the AAS Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD).

The prize is given in recognition of Jim's theoretical work on early star formation and the nucleosynthesis history of the universe, as well as for his seminal contributions to the study of astrophysical thermonuclear explosions, nucleosynthesis, and the use of nuclear-decay chronometers to determine ages of stellar and terrestrial matter.

The Laboratory Astrophysics Prize is LAD's highest honor.

Congratulations Jim!

John Carlstrom,
Department Chair and Subramanyan
Chandrasekhar Distinguished Service Professor

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Department members: James W. Truran